Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s attempt to prevent the construction of an offshore windfarm near his luxury golf course in Scotland has been thrown out by Britain's Supreme Court.
The court unanimously rejected his lawyers' argument that the decision to approve the wind farm scheme had been flawed.
Although the Scottish government gave him the green light to build the 18-hole course and a five-star hotel in 2010, it did not share his opposition to the turbines off Aberdeen Bay.
In early 2014, Trump lost a legal challenge against plans for the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre which he said would spoil the view from his golf resort near Aberdeen.
He then opted to escalate the case to the Supreme Court and vowed to carry the case on to the European Court of Justice should the appeal fail.
"History will judge those involved unfavourably and the outcome demonstrates the foolish, small-minded and parochial mentality which dominates the current Scottish Government's dangerous experiment with wind energy," the Trump Organization said in a statement.
Continuing, it said the turbine project was "nothing more than delusional posturing" that would destroy "the bucolic Aberdeen Bay" and cause great damage to local tourism and Scotland's economic future.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) believes the $350m wind farm will boost the local economy and power thousands of homes.
Its foreign affairs spokesman Alex Salmond responded to the statement by saying that Trump was "three times a loser".
He also said recent outspoken comments on Muslims and Mexican immigrants would mean Turnberry, another Scottish golf course which Trump has bought and is refurbishing at a cost of £200m, would never be considered to host the British Open tournament.
While not directly referencing previous remarks about escalating the case to the European Courts, the Trump Organization hinted that further legal action could occur.
"We will evaluate the Court's decision and continue to fight this proposal on every possible front," it said.